Victor B. Scheffer

The Year of the Whale


At once poetic and informative, The Year of the Whale is a fascinating work of fiction written by a scientific authority on marine biology. It explores a year in the life of a young sperm whale calf and their family as they move through the Pacific following tides, feed, and season.

Beautifully balanced between the scientific objectivity and expressive emotionality with which he treats the book's characters, Scheffer's unique perspective and writing style make for a quiet yet memorable read for all ages.

Hard cover.

Edition: 1969.

Condition: Wonderfully well kept, with the only imperfections being blue scuffs on the dust jacket.

Measures ~7"x9". 213 pages.